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Critical reasoning

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Critical reasoning

Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:32 pm
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    The owner of a plant nursery experiences frequent stock shortages and cannot meet consumer demand for the most popular fruit tree species. He expects overall sales at the nursery to increase 30% over the next five years. He predicts an increase in plant inventory of only 10% over that period. Nevertheless, he is confident that this increase is sufficient to meet his customers’ demand and maximise revenue.

    Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest grounds for the nursery owner’s confidence?

    A. By ordering from different suppliers, the nursery owner can achieve the 10% increase in inventory without sacrificing profits.
    B. The nursery owner also plans a 10% increase in his stock of gardening accessories.
    C. In the town where the nursery is located, it is the only retail store selling plants.
    D. Most of the projected increase in sales will be sales of species other than fruit trees.
    E. The 10% increase in the nursery’s inventory can be achieved without an equal increase in the business’s costs.
    OA is d

    Are you also convince with option B as the correct answer?

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    Post Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:52 pm
    Hello Roland.

    I read this question and I had the same doubt. Option B seems correct.

    Experts, can you help us here?

    Post Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:46 am
    But what about option C? What is wrong with it?

    Experts, may you give us some help to know how to determine the correct answer? Thanks.

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